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S2-E7 The Clearing

S2-E7 The Clearing

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Don’t stand for any nonsense with the phone ringing while tonight’s Homeland is on. Make very sure interruptions are out of the question because this feels like the episode that the series has been leading up to, like a fuse to a stick of dynamite.

Not that there are any bangs or flashes like last week; the charge here is emotional all the way, as Brody and Carrie effectively elope together for the weekend to her family’s cabin in the woods. That’s right, the back-seat-of-the-car thing was no one-off.

One catch: we know she thinks he’s the most dangerous man in America. It makes for a strange, tender episode that keeps flipping our expectations. And Damian Lewis and Claire Danes are extraordinary together.

Summary

Aileen flees from the CIA and tries to reach Mexico, but when the agents manage to track her down, Saul wants the opportunity to interrogate her. Carrie and Brody head off together for the weekend, where she quizzes him about managing to cheat the lie detector test, and they later have a surprising heart-to-heart at her family's cabin - only for a slip-up on her part to jeopardise their relationship. Drama, starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin.

Cast & Crew

Carrie Mathison Claire Danes
Nicholas Brody Damian Lewis
Jessica Brody Morena Baccarin
David Estes David Harewood
Mike Faber Diego Klattenhoff
Vice President William Walden Jamey Sheridan
Virgil David Marciano
Abu Nazir Navid Negahban
Chris Brody Jackson Pace
Dana Brody Morgan Saylor
Saul Berenson Mandy Patinkin
Peter Quinn Rupert Friend
Finn Walden Timothee Chalamet
Aileen Morgan Marin Ireland
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